This beautiful Sacramento home features a welcoming kitchen with an oversized island and dark wood flooring, single-bowl sink, white cabinets paired with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and thought out storage. The normal everyday closet was transformed into an incredible wine cellar where the client can show off their impressive wine collection.
To keep the living room sleek but warm, we used an electric fireplace that ties in perfectly with the rest of the decor. It was so fun to create a piece they will enjoy and use for years to come. The home was truly an amazing transformation.
A beautiful master bath, traditional with a spin on modern elements. This bathroom lacked storage and the shower was small and dark. Opening this space up, creating an aging in place shower with no curb, and a large glass door brought so much light into the space. Using elements of gold makes this space feel rich but comfortable.
Wanting a place to create memories with family, this open concept home features a large kitchen and dining area - the main gathering area. For a bit of quiet time, the home also features a massive master bathroom with an oasis-like free standing tub.
"Cathy has been absolutely amazing to work with and my husband and I are in love with our home. Our home is exactly what we wanted, and in fact, it is better than what we could ever imagine! I find that I am more of a homebody now because I love spending time in our home and cook in our amazing kitchen. I felt completely comfortable having Cathy's people in my home (whether I was home or not) because I know Cathy only works with the best and most trustworthy people. We basically upgraded our entire home which included the kitchen, flooring, guest bathrooms, paint, crown molding, baseboards, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend Cathy for all of your design needs."
"Cathy came to us from a very dear friend's referral. She immediately discovered our taste and lifestyle towards remodeling the kitchen. She drew up plans that worked so well for function and space and I love the layout and I look forward to having our friends and family share it with us. Cathy was very attentive and always kept in touch making sure everything was taken care of. I highly recommend her for your remodel needs."
"Cathy's company is perfectly named since she wants the final product to be what the customer had in mind! She and I spent time looking at pictures of remodeled bathrooms so she picked up on what I liked (and did not like!) but once we had a good relationship, she threw out some great ideas that would not have ever crossed my mind. Example: my guest bath is a bit on the small side so she suggested wallpaper. In fact, she suggested a wallpaper with glass beads that sparkles in the light - along with a crystal pendant light and that small bathroom is more than just the toilet and sink. She has a great aesthetic but picks up, very quickly, on customer needs and desires."
"This team was extremely professional. Their design ideas were right in line with what we asked for. They transformed our kitchen into a work of art. We would highly recommend them for any type of designing or construction projects. You, as their client, will receive exactly what you have pictured in your mind! This team brought in numerous samples of paint, flooring, tile, etc to make sure we were completely sure on colors and designs. It was so much fun working with them instead of it being stressful which we had experienced with other companies."
"I had worked with Cathy in 2006 when we completely remodeled our home. Everything worked out so well at that time and is still so beautiful today that I contacted her when it was time to replace my cement floors and refurnish our family room. She knew exactly what I wanted in a functional, yet unique flooring. Installation went seamlessly and my floor is gorgeous! The new sofa, rug, coffee and console tables came in today and are spectacular. Warm, organic and perfect for us. She was available every step of the project and brought personal touches that truly completed the room. I will use her services again!"
"We would like to express our sincere "Thank You" to Designs With You In Mind and their team of experts! We appreciate their expert advice during the entire remodel process. They have a special ability to listen to the needs and wants of their client. Their unique design recommendations were remarkable! Our kitchen is even more beautiful than we could have imagined! We are thrilled with the results and would like to express our sincere gratitude for a job well done! If you are in need of a new kitchen remodel, even if you have limited space, we highly recommend this company!"
"We were privileged to have Cathy and her team remodel our master bath. Cathy is an excellent designer, contractor and project manager. She surrounds herself with an outstanding group of experts. The quality of our completed project is so appreciated. Cathy is very responsive and communicated step by step throughout the process. We are very pleased with our results and would recommend Designs With You In Mind."
"Cathy Tonks is an amazing designer who captured our vision in her design of our remodel. She has impeccable attention-to-detail, an excellent eye for color, and a wonderful personality that makes working with her so easy and efficient. Cathy and her team at Designs With You In Mind are true professionals who really listened to what we wanted resulting in a house that is functional but also elegant which was key. That was exactly what Cathy gave us, and we can’t thank her enough!"
"We initially thought about putting in new carpeting and painting, but thanks to Cathy, she was able to work with us to get not just carpeting, but beautiful hardwood flooring, get our fireplace updated and install hardware to update our cabinets. We had peace of mind that Cathy was on the job. She has been very thorough and professional to make sure all the work is done perfectly and to our complete satisfaction. We are so lucky to have met her through word-of-mouth and were grateful to have her be there when I was not available and across the country to handle any problems that arose from the renovations. We are looking forward to working with Cathy again in the future."
"We hired Designs With You In Mind to design and coordinate a complete bathroom remodel in our house, built in 1935. Cathy created a customized CAD drawing to provide to our contractor and accompanied us on numerous outings to shop for materials to modernize our bathroom. She also arranged the purchase and delivery of products, making the process relatively stress and hassle free. Throughout the remodel, Cathy visited to our home to ensure construction was going as planned. After the remodel, our custom cabinets had a cosmetic blemish, which occurred during install. Cathy arranged for the cabinet maker to fix the damage. Our bathroom remodel turned out better than we could have ever imagined!"
"Working with Cathy has been an amazing experience. She has taken the time to find beautiful pieces for my home, which also fit within my budget. Her sense of space and color is perfect, and her attention-to-detail is impeccable. I really didn't know what to expect, but she took the time to help me discover my likes, dislikes, and took into consideration my pets and lifestyle. She made me feel at ease with the process, and all the choices. I am looking forward to working with her again on my next project, which is my outdoor space. Needless to say, I would highly recommend Kathy for all your indoor and outdoor design and decorating needs."
This warm transitional enclosed kitchen features dark wood cabinets and granite countertops that seamlessly tie into the white and cement tile backsplash. The master bathroom follows a similar color palette and offers a spa-like feeling.
This award winning master suite may be compact but is full of everything you could possibly need. Custom closets, storage, and a beautiful shower with contemporary glass tile. The mid-sized contemporary master bedroom features light wood flooring with a stunning fireplace design to allow for the TV to be over the fireplace.
Taking inspiration from the local wine country in Lodi, this Tuscan style home features a large master bathroom with a drop in bathtub and beautiful marble countertops. The eat-in kitchen is an L-shaped design and has medium tone wood cabinets, granite countertops, an island, and stainless steel appliances.
"Cathy & Brian are so talented and professional. I have used them in several design categories and their resources are unmatched. They also have excellent taste and they don't try to persuade you to "like" their taste and ideas, but rather work within your ideas and budget."
"Cathy helped transform my office from a mess to a functioning asset that helps me work. I thought it would just simply be ordering some furniture and having it setup, but it was far more than that. They went the extra mile and helped with organizing the space to make it function better. I would highly recommend them for any project."
"Cathy has done work for me for over 7 years and has always impressed me! She is insanely talented, professional and ensures a project is done with high quality. Cathy has an ability to visualize a major transformation to your living space and always exceeds my expectations!!"
"Cathy was easy to work with and listened to what we were looking for. She provided great suggestions and has a great design skill set. Cathy stayed on top of all our projects and maintained great communication throughout. Cathy was a pleasure to work with and always had a great attitude."
"Cathy did a remodel for our home. She was not only professional and friendly, she was an amazing person to work with. Her prices are so fair for all the work she put into our project. I would highly refer her. You will not be disappointed."
"Cathy has the sixth sense to gauge your taste and style and takes it to perfection in designing and choice of colors and materials. She is very professional and works well with people. The house I bought was 30 years old, and now it can be featured on the pages of sunset magazine!"
"I so enjoyed working with Cathy Tonks, Designs With You In Mind, on a major remodel where we doubled the number of bedrooms and baths and redesigned the entire kitchen and family area. I especially liked her attention-to-detail and the ability to assist my contractor in solving problems. Her ideas were inspirational and her vendor contacts made decision making a joy. I highly recommend her for projects large or small."
"We have worked with Designs With You In Mind on a number of projects. Cathy is extremely talented and very professional. It's evident she has a passion for what she does. Communication and attention-to-detail are excellent!!"
"I highly recommend Cathy Tonks of Designs With You In Mind for any design project of your home and business space. She is packed full of creative and functional ideas. Cathy also has a network of resources to work with-other professionals who can bring the improvements to your space in an efficient manner. Thank you Cathy!"